CreatorFox Searchlight Pictures and Clear Blue Sky Productions present in association with Overseas Filmgroup a Urania Pictures and NDF International production ; a film by Julie Taymor ; screenplay by Julie Taymor ; produced by Conchita Airoldi, Julie Taymor, [and] Jody Patton ; directed by Julie Taymor
Titus Andronicus returns to Rome after defeating the Goths, bringing with him Queen Tamora, whose eldest son he has sacrificed. The late emperor's son Saturninus is supposed to marry Titus's daughter Lavinia, however, when his brother Bassianus runs away with her instead, Saturninus marries Tamora. Saturninus and Tamora then plot revenge against Titus. Beginning with the rape and mutilation of Lavinia, bloodshed and brutality run rampant, culminating in a cannibalistic banquet scene.
Adapted from the play Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary with Julie Taymor; score and commentary track with composer Elliot Goldenthal; scene specific commentary by Anthony Hopkins and Harry Lennox. Disc 2: Q & A with Julie Taymor at Columbia University; "Muse of fire: the making of 'Titus'" : a 30 min. documentary; "Making the Penny Arcade Nightmares" : a 6 min. documentary; costume gallery; American Cinematographer articles; theatrical trailers; TV spots.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital surround.
In English with optional English or Spanish subtitles ; closed captioned in English.
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